Things to do in EDISON with kids

Don’t be fooled by the nickname The Garden State. New Jersey bursts with sandy beaches, bustling cities and quiet towns. Close to New York and Philadelphia, yet far from big city life - New Jersey has so many places to visit with kids - culture, history, nature and most importantly - FUN!

New Jersey has always been know for it’s beautiful seasides and shorelines, so take advantage and introduce kids to popular attractions like Abescon Lighthouse and Casino Beach Pier. 


But there are also surprises! Did you think New Jersey was the place for whale watching? Cape May Whale Watcher even spots dolphins too!  Battleships too? Yep! Battleship New Jersey lets kids even sleep in the bunks!

Dinosaurs come to life at Field Station Dinosaurs, and you can see the state from another angle with super fun Helicopter Rides!

Of course, nature in New Jersey is stunning - and there are a host of FREE state parks to explore! From Wharton to Kittatinny Valley, activities from hiking, kayaking to wildlife spotting are all waiting for YOU!

Don’t forget the camera…you will be creating a LOT of memories!

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  • Kidz Village

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    (3 miles) Woodbridge

    A huge multi-level indoor playground for playful kids under 10 years, perfect for using their imagination!

  • Just Bead Yourself

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    (6 miles) Westfield

    Get creative in New Jersey with this jewelry making experience! Great fun for kids.

  • Bowcraft Playland

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    (7 miles) Scotch Plains

    Thrills and excitement with roller coasters, pirates ships, and a submarine - just to name a few! Family fun with adventures to be had in New Jersey!

  • Chelsea Playground

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    (8 miles) Staten island

    3 levels of tubes , tunnels and slides.Rock climbing wall. Imaginative play.

  • Kidz Village

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    (8 miles) Kenilworth

    An exciting 18,000 sq ft indoor children's play facility in New Jersey, created for kids ages 10 and under!

  • Jumping Jungle

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    (9 miles) East Brunswick

    is a 10,000 square foot safe, clean and climate-controlled indoor inflatable recreation center. We offer 8 unique inflatables for open jumps and birthday parties, as well as kid-friendly arcade ...

  • Color Me Mine Summit

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    (10 miles) Summit

    Color Me Mine is a paint your own pottery studio for painters of all ages, perfect for kids, parties, and getting creative!

  • Staten Island Zoo

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    (12 miles) Staten Island

    The Staten Island Zoo was the first zoo anywhere to exhibit all the 32 varieties of rattlesnakes known to occur in the United States. Through wildlife exhibitions, promotion of species conservation ...

  • Rabs Country Lanes

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    (13 miles) Staten Island

    48 state of the art bowling lanes in Staten Island, where the family can enjoy laser challenge, cosmic bowling, parties, and pool tables!

  • Keansburg Amusement Park

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    (13 miles) Keansburg

    Amusement Park fun in New Jersey with fun rides from the thrilling to the gentle, perfect for that classic family amusement fun!

  • Runway Rapids Water Park

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    (13 miles) Keansburg

    Featuring kiddie lagoon, lazy river and toddler unit, plus 18 wild slides of varying height, length and speed. Supervised water play with lifeguards also available.

  • Staten Island Childrens Museum

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    (13 miles) Staten Island

    The Staten Island Children's Museum appeals to the intrepid explorer in every child. Interactive exhibitions and creative workshops offer plenty of opportunities for hands-on, first hand experiences ...

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

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    (13 miles) Staten Island

    A distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate, is Staten Island's premier destination for culture and entertainment. Set within a stunning 83-acre park-like setting, Snug Harbor presents a unique blend of ...

  • Turtleback Zoo

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    (14 miles) West Orange

    500 animals of 200 different species plus loads of extra fun like pony ride and train rides. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in New Jersey

  • Staten Island Museum

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    (14 miles) Staten Island

    Visitors can embark on a voyage through time in the Staten Island Ferry exhibit, get close to exotic insects, see rocks glow in the dark along with oddities in the Hall of Natural Sciences and ...

  • Newark Museum

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    (15 miles) Newark

    Whatever your child is passionate about, let the Junior Museum be your partner as your child explores their creative self, expands their mind, and above all, has fun while learning something new!

  • Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

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    (15 miles) Basking Ridge

    Nearly 8,000 acres of varied habitats where you can explore the beautiful scenery, and amazing wildlife.

  • Branch Brook Park

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    (16 miles) Newark

    Explore the nation's FIRST county park, with historic guided tours, a roller rink, bike races, family days and festivals! It's so much more than a park in New Jersey!

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (16 miles) Jersey City

    Home to an exhilarating indoor, electric go-karting multi-track experience for adults and children. Plus video and virtual games arcade.

  • Morris Museum

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    (17 miles) Morristown

    The museum offers a full calendar of special events, festivals, classes, and activities for the entire family - with an ever changing hands on exhibitions varying from arts and science to historical ...

  • Funplex

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    (17 miles) East Hanover

    Incredible kids fun in New Jersey, from go karts, bumper cars, arcade, waterpark, and much, much more! Perfect for the whole family.

  • Statue of Liberty

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    (17 miles) NYC

    That iconic attraction everyone must go and visit in New York City - the Statue of Liberty! Hold that flame high!

  • Bounce U Brooklyn

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    (17 miles) Brooklyn

    Indoor bounce fun in Brooklyn, with open bounce sessions and super fun birthday parties! A great day out for those active little ones!

  • Liberty Science Center

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    (17 miles) Jersey City

    The interactive museums three exhibit floors, each having a different theme, are dedicated to exploration through hands-on experimentation. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • JerZJump

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    (18 miles) Monmouth Junction

    17,500 sq ft of family entertainment center with open play, inflatables, play structure, and arcade! Great for those active kids in New Jersey!

  • Montclair Art Museum

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    (18 miles) Montclair

    Experience a day of American and Native American art, programs and exhibitions where kids can get lost in that magical art world in New Jersey

  • Luna park at Coney Island

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    (18 miles) Brooklyn

    Boardwalks, beaches, rides....iconic Coney Island has something for the entire family!

  • New York Aquarium

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    (19 miles) Coney Island

    A great New York Aquarium with over 8,000 animals, where kids can learn all about ocean animals from all over the world, as well as conservation too!

  • Field Station Dinosaurs

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    (19 miles) Secaucus

    Over 30 realistic, come to life dinosaurs, including the largest animatronic dinosaur ever made! Kids will be thrilled to explore the mysterious trails and mountain paths, waiting for that next roar ...

  • Kids n Action

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    (19 miles) Brooklyn

    Kids n Action offers a wide range of real and adventurous indoor rides for all ages. For the more adventurous kids Kids N Action provides a stimulating indoor roller coaster. Kids N Action offers a ...

  • Circle Line Cruises

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    (19 miles) Manhattan

    Experience the grandeur of New York in style with these cruise tours, with magnificent views of the world's best skyline and a close-up view of Lady Liberty.

  • Liberty Helicopters

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    (19 miles) Manhattan

    Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight while flying past the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and many more of New York City's most captivating sights. Fun for the whole family and ...

  • Branchburg Sports Complex

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    (19 miles) Branchburg

    A superb four-level interactive laser tag arena for a family rumble in New Jersey, plus facilities for dodgeball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, soccer and more!

  • The New York City Police Museum

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    (19 miles) Manhattan

    The Police Museum gives visitors an insider's look at the history and traditions of the largest police force in the country. Kids can test out sirens used in an NYPD patrol car, take their friend's ...

  • 9/11 Memorial Museum

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    (19 miles) New York

    An eye opening and moving experience at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City - on the site of the WTC.